727 Prototype.jpg_0The Museum of Flight is in the final countdown of finishing a 25-year effort restoring the historic, first Boeing 727 and flying it to the Museum for permanent exhibition. This unique jet has not been airborne since it was donated to the Museum by United Air Lines in 1991, and has been under restoration ever since by volunteer crews at the Museum’s Restoration Center and Reserve Collection at Paine Field, Everett, Wash. First flying in 1963, the sleek, innovative 727 introduced the jet age to millions of new passengers around the globe, and was for many years the most successful airliner of the modern era.

Event Schedule Wednesday, March 2

18:00 (UTC) Departure ceremony at Future of Flight, Paine Field
18:30 (UTC) Boeing 727-100 takes flight from Paine Field
18:45 (UTC) Boeing 727-100 lands at Boeing Field
19:00 (UTC) Arrival Ceremony at Museum of Flight

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